Rail and Transport Society



Annual Wales Trip

Flagship Event

Our main flagship event, the annual track-laying trip to Wales is a valuable opportunity for our members to get some hands-on engineering experience through providing track maintenance of the Welsh Highland Railway. Located in some of the most scenic and beautiful areas of Snowdonia, Wales, the oldest heritage railway in Wales is entirely maintained and supported by its volunteers. Over a weekend, our members get to work alongside experienced veterans of the rail industry, building close ties and forging a strong sense of inter-generational camaraderie.  

London Transport Museum


With one of the oldest and most established urban transportation networks in the world, London has many lessons to offer in terms of the history and development of its transport system. As such, we aim to provide discounted (or even free) visits to relevant transport museums in London, in order to make such visits affordable and accessible for our members and students. These visits will enrich our members’ understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of London’s transportation network.  

Circle Line Crawl


Queen's Tower Tour


Exclusive tour up to the top of Queen's Tower for a panoramic view of Imperial College London as well as West London.

Plane Spotting at Heathrow


To have an afternoon off admiring planing landing into one of the busiest airports in the world.

Rail Depot Open Day - Siemens Three Bridges


RAF Museum


Depot Visit - Bombardier


Transport Museum Depot Visit


Formal Events and Networking Opportunities

Career and Networking

In the same spirit of transportation systems in connecting people and lives, we believe that formal networking events are essential for developing and sustaining the networks between our alumni, society members, and the UK transport industry. These events, including our prestigious annual Black-Tie Dinner at the Rector’s house, serve to promote closer ties between our society and the rail industry.


Former Industry Talks

CH2M Hill

We regularly offer places to a talk from CH2M HILL recruitment and engineers about their company and graduate and internship opportunities.

CH2M HILL is a global leader in full-service consulting, design, design-build, operations and programme management for public and private clients. Some of their iconic projects include London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (UK), 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qatar), Thames Tideway Tunnel and Lee Tunnel (UK), High Speed 2 – HS2 (UK) and many more. They also work on some of the major Transport for London projects.

Viva Rail